1. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves: 5 Key Matchups in NL Wild Card Game

    The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchises have met in the postseason only three times throughout both team's illustrious histories...

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  2. Reliever Edward Mujica Has Been Magic for St. Louis Cardinals in 2012

    Last season, the Cardinal bullpen was in shambles from day one. That was assured when the club chose to continue using 38-year-old Ryan Franklin as the team's closer...

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  3. 2012 MLB Awards: Commissioner Should Disqualify Giants' Melky Cabrera

    UPDATE: As reported just a few hours ago on CSNBAYAREA.com , an agreement has been reached between the MLB and the player's union where Melky Cabrera will not be eligible for the NL batting title...

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  4. 5 Reasons the St. Louis Cardinals Will Still Make the Playoffs in 2012

    After a demoralizing sweep at the hands of the fourth-place Padres in San Diego, the Cardinals were holding on to the final wild card slot by a single game over the Dodgers ...

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  5. St. Louis Cardinals: 5 Signs Jon Jay Is the Leadoff Hitter of the Future

    As the 2012 Major League Baseball regular season nears the final month of play, the St. Louis Cardinals are poised to reach the playoffs for an impressive 10th time in the past 17 seasons...

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  6. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Baltimore Orioles: A Study in Opposites

    Birds of a feather flock—well, in completely different ways, sometimes. Take the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles ...

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  7. 5 Reasons Jaime Garcia's Return Is Cardinals' X-Factor in Playoff Race

    With Chris Carpenter not throwing an inning in 2012 and Adam Wainwright coming off elbow reconstruction surgery, there was much hand-wringing in the early-going for Cardinal fans this season...

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  8. St Louis Cardinals: Albert Pujols and 9 Stars They Were Right to Show the Door

    For many players who have ever played for the Cardinals , their most productive years often come during their tenure in St. Louis. Chris Carpenter. Edgar Renteria. Scott Rolen...

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  9. Cardinals vs. Dodgers: St. Louis Beats LA 7-4 to Complete 6-1 Homestand

    The four-game series with the Dodgers was the most important series of the year, as far as the Cardinals were concerned. The Cardinals overcame a 4-2 deficit against the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon in St...

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  10. St. Louis Cardinals' 10 Biggest Questions Heading into the Second Half

    Major League Baseball added a second Wild Card in each league which will certainly create some late-season excitement in division races across baseball, albeit, somewhat artificially...

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  11. 5 Second-Half Keys to the St. Louis Cardinals Winning the NL Central

    It can't be said the Cardinals aren't holding up their end of the deal as they attempt to give their faithful fans a 12th World Series title in 2012. After 86 games, the club has the same record they had last year at the same juncture—46-40...

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  12. Carlos Beltran Gets A+ in Cardinals Positional Grades at the All-Star Break

    Let's be honest with ourselves—most of us thought there was a better chance Carlos Beltran would be on the disabled list in May with a pulled toenail rather than have 20 home runs by the All-Star break...

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  13. Roster Review: Why the Cardinals Miss Colby Rasmus More Than Albert Pujols

    Was 2010 really so long ago? Of all the Cardinals on the roster at the time, the two that looked like they would probably be in St. Louis for life were Albert Pujols and Colby Rasmus...

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  14. Cardinals Trade Rumors: 5 Potential Deals to Shore Up St. Louis Bullpen

    Last night against the Miami Marlins the Cardinals came back to win a game in which they trailed in the eighth inning for the first time this season. They were 0-26 in those situations until Monday night...

    Will Grapperhaus Written by Will Grapperhaus about 2 years ago 7,638 reads 11 comments

  15. "Hitch" Makes Ultimate Cameo at NHL Awards as Coach of the Year

    The great film director Alfred Hitchcock was notorious for not only creating theatrical works of art, but also for inserting himself into each feature like a hidden watermark. Ken Hitchcock seems to share some of the same characteristics...

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  16. Why the St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig Is the Most Underrated Player in MLB

    In you case you haven't noticed, Major League Baseball is in the middle of its own modern-day Ice Age. Furry, abominable hurlers like Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander launch ...

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  17. Mets Searching for First Real* No-No: Will Appeal Dickey's One Hit Allowed

    Apparently the New York Mets still hunger for an elusive no-hitter. A minor uproar occurred in The Big Apple when the St...

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  18. Ranking the Cardinals' 5 Most Devastating Injuries of 2012

    As good as the St. Louis Cardinals were in April (14-8) they were predictably just as awful in May (13-16) as numerous injuries have mounted for the team...

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  19. Why Kevin Youkilis Is the Perfect Trade to Replace Cardinals' Lance Berkman

    Perhaps Major League Baseball needs a "Sudden Retirement of the Year" award. Unfortunately for Cardinal fans, retirement has become a touchy subject after Cardinals first baseman ...

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  20. St. Louis Cardinals: Why Adam Wainwright Will Be an Elite Pitcher Once Again

    As of today, the Cardinals have dropped four games in a row and are 2-8 in their last ten games. Allen Craig, Lance Berkman, Jon Jay, and Kyle McClellen are all on the disabled ...

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  21. NHL Playoffs: Coyotes' Failure vs. Kings Is Redemption for St. Louis Blues

    In the past five years, the St. Louis Blues ' worst season was the 2007-2008 campaign in which the team finished with a record of 33-36-13 for 79 points good for last place in the Central Division...

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  22. St. Louis Cardinals: Franchise's Top 10 Prospects to Get Excited About

    Without question, 2011 was one of baseball's most exciting seasons ever, especially so for the St. Louis Cardinals. Certainly their magical run to the World Series title was unexpected, but luck, as they say, is the byproduct of preparation...

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  23. St. Louis Cardinals Catch Break: Yadier Molina's Hand Doesn't Have One

    In the ninth inning of a the Cardinals ' tidy 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks , the Redbirds got a scare when Yadier Molina took a 96-mph fastball off the back of his catching hand when he crossed signals with pitcher Mitchell Boggs...

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  24. Josh Hamilton: Texas Rangers OF Erupts for 4 Home Runs Against Baltimore Orioles

    Josh Hamilton hit for the "cycle" Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles . But when the ball flies out of the park, they don't let you stop at first, second or third. Hamilton hit four two-run home runs against the shell-shocked Orioles...

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  25. 10 Reasons the St. Louis Cardinals Were Smart to Let Albert Pujols Go

    In 2009, U.S. News and World Report estimated there are 27 million general managers across all professional sports in the U.S...

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